In an effort to teach gratitude, & become more grateful, I am trying to create rituals of gratitude in our home. Here I plan to share some of these ideas, & simply share what I/we are grateful for in our lives. Please feel free to share your own thoughts & ideas!
One idea we came up with was to chat about what we were grateful for each day at dinner (not a new idea) & then we would use a dry-erase marker, meant for white boards, to write our thoughts on a large window in our living area. We started by writing We are grateful for: in the middle of the window & then just added to it each day. What we noticed (probably no surprise to you all) is how much our "luck", opportunities, and overall well-being drastically improved! We found ourselves improving our abilities to notice, with even more focus, all of the great things happening around us, no matter how small.
Being that the window is in our living room, it became a constant reminder of how fortunate we are in our lives, and we would re-read it over & over. What's nice, too, is that it is translucent enough not to block out the light or sights outside of the window.
(As you can see from the pics)
|The window is now completely full & I am thinking about writing them all down in a journal, wiping the window clean & starting fresh again. :)|